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3 Beach Cottages Sturgeon Bay Door County, Pet Friendly

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The Sturgeon Bay ship canal is about a 1/4 mile up the beach.

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  • Minimum stay:2-6 nights
  • Internet:No
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

We have 3 rustic waterfront cottages located on 1 acre of property, along a quiet road on the Lake Michigan side of the Door County Peninsula in Sturgeon Bay: The Viking (sleeps 6, water view), The Nook (sleeps 2, water view) and The Hideaway (sleeps 6, woodsy view). And we're good-dog friendly! (Sorry, no puppies...dogs must be at least 1 year.)

If you love the outdoors and enjoy activities like camping, our unique cottages may be just for you! They were built in the '50s and have loads of character and many return guests. They are rustic, so even after cleaning you may find a little sand and an occasional bug, just like at home. Firefly Cottages are more laid-back than a condo or hotel and over 95% of the guests enjoy their time immensely. But for the <5% who think they're getting a modern 21st century villa, these family style cabins may not be the place for you. We do boast a high recommendation and returning guest rate. The 3 cottages are located on 1 acre of property- the Viking and Nook up front, the Hideaway behind. Despite their close proximity to each other, a good deal of privacy is found with the layout of the yard and bushes. Bring your adventurous spirit and explore Door County with a home base of the finest beaches Door County offers; about 10 minutes from downtown Sturgeon Bay. See more pictures at the Google site at the bottom of this email. Don’t forget your suit and towel!

If you're looking for a romantic escape that includes sipping wine on the beach, listening to the still of the night and moonlit walks at the water's edge..or you'd like to recreate those childhood memories with your family without the intrusion of our modern "plugged-in" life, this is the place for you! Enjoy fishing, campfires, movie nights & fireflies.
Our cottages are perfect to escape the hustle & bustle!

Here is some basic info:

2016 Rates, Reservations & Policies
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Rates & Minimum Stays:
~PEAK RATES: all dates June-August, weekends September - mid October & holiday weekends year-round (Fri, Sat plus the nights before any typical days off of work/school)
~OFF SEASON RATES all other times
~MINIMUM STAY of 6 nights (our "week") with Saturday arrival & Friday departure June - August
~MINIMUM STAY of 2 nights all other times
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Hideaway (sleeps 6): *Peak: $950/6 night stay, $160/night *Off season: $810/6 night stay, $135/night

Viking (sleeps 6): *Peak: $950/6 night stay, $160/night *Off season: $810/6 night stay, $135/night

Nook (sleeps 2): *Peak: $660/6 night stay, $110/night *Off season: $560/6 night stay, $95/night.

~Rates subject to change and are locked in only after "Deposit How-To" email from owner.

~A non refundable dog fee of $75/6-night stay or $15/night to bring 1 dog or 2 small dogs (under 20 pounds). Double fee for 2 larger dogs (or one large and one small dog.) Please inquire if you would like to bring additional dogs.
*Sorry, no puppies..dogs must be at least 1 year * Dogs must be kept under control at all times * Dogs MUST be crated if they're left alone in the cottage*

Rental rate and dog fee(s) subject to 11% sales tax.

*There is a required refundable $200 security/damage deposit.

The largest cottage, THE HIDEAWAY, sleeps 6: queen in a sleeping area off the living room, 2 twins in a typical bedroom with a closing door and a -double/full in a walk-through (from the twin bedroom) sleeping area off the dining/kitchen. You'll enjoy a more woodsy setting in this cottage. It's set back about 100ft from the road & lake, behind the other 2 cottages. This spacious year-round cottage has a central furnace, woodstove-firewood-available at most local gas stations), large living area, kitchen-including dishes, utensils, cookware and a roll-across, attach-to-the-faucet type dishwasher (for well rinsed dishes..not the strongest water pressure), full bath, woodstove and TV with antenna channels & DVD.

THE VIKING, with beautiful water view sleeps 6. You'll find a double bed in the downstairs bedroom & 2 doubles in the loft (open-concept with steep stairs-NOT for toddlers!), full bath, kitchen including dishes, utensils and cookware (no dishwasher), wood burning fireplace and TV with antenna channels & DVD.

The cozy, studio style NOOK is best for couples and is about 30' from the one lane road, across from which is our beach. It has a soothing water view, queen bed in the main room, (plus a sleeper sofa in the adjoining room-best for small kids-not forgiving for older backs), 3/4 bath, full kitchen including dishes, utensils & cookware and DVD-ONLY TV.
PLEASE NOTE This is a 3 season cottage that we only rent into October; heated by baseboard heaters and a small propane wall heater-no central furnace-so it can be chilly if the weather's cold.

Linens: All cottages are supplied with one set of sheets and bedding per bed and several dish towels & cloths, at the beginning of your stay. There is not a daily housekeeping service and linens are not changed by us during your stay. Cottages are supplied with pillows, mattress pads, blankets and/or comforters. Bath Towels are not provided. Beach Towels are not provided.

Kitchens are supplied with glasses, dishes, pots/pans and a variety of cooking utensils. While these are full, functional kitchens, do not expect that they are gourmet kitchens. They are cottage-y, as in not always the newest appliances, dishes may not always match, etc.
Highchairs, booster chairs, strollers and cribs are not provided.

Paper/Cleaning Supplies: Beginning supplies are provided that include toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap and garbage bags. This supply is only to get you by for the first couple of days and will not be replenished by management during the stay. All additional items needed i.e. additional toilet paper, aluminum foil, plastic wrap, charcoal and lighter, firewood, soap, shampoo, etc are the guests' responsibility.

Each cottage has a charcoal grill & there is a shared fire pit on the beach. The Hideaway also has a fire pit of its own.

Our rustic cottages do not have A/C. Usually the lake breeze is perfect, but we have good 'ol fashioned fans on hand too. You'll have an opportunity to unplug- no WiFi (and sometimes spotty cell reception). TVs in the Viking and Hideaway are antenna channels only + DVD player. The Nook is DVD only. Our return guests welcome this step back in time :)

The cottages have MAXIMUM OCCUPANCIES of 6 Hideaway, 6 Viking & 2+ Nook (including children) & PARKING LIMITS of 2 vehicles per cottage (Hideaway & Viking only: possibly 3 if they're all compact). *Hideaway guests must park only on the cottage side of the shared driveway, in front of the Hideaway. Please ask me in advance if you're wanting to bring a small boat as one of your vehicles. This may work, but you must have prior approval.

*No camping/setting up tents outside the cottages or on the beach (a sun shade or see-through type shelter on the beach is fine).

Email owner for more info, reservation how-to and cancellation policy.

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Property Type

  • Cottage

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental

Meals

  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Suitability

  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16, Beds for 14-16

  • Hideaway bedroom 2: 1 double

    Curtain separates from main living area...moreless

  • Hideaway Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

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  • Viking downstairs bedroom: 2 double

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  • Viking Loft: 2 double

    ...moreless

  • Viking Living Room: 1 sleep sofa /futon

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  • Hideaway Bedroom Main Room: 1 queen

    sleeping area closed off from main room with a curtain....moreless

  • Nook Cottage: 1 queen

    Studio style. Basic sleeper sofa separated by curtain....moreless

  • 3 cottages: Queen size Beds (2) Nook and Hideaway cottages, Double Beds (4) Viking and Hideaway cottages, Twin or Single Beds (2) Hideaway cottage...moreless

Bathrooms: 3 Bathrooms

  • Viking cottage: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Hideaway cottage: toilet, combination tub/shower

    ...moreless

  • Nook cottage: toilet, shower

    Nook cottage...moreless

  • 3-one per cottage

Other Amenities

  • Linens: All cottages are supplied with one set of sheets and bedding per bed, and several dish towels & cloths, at the beginning of your stay. There is not a daily housekeeping service and linens are not changed by us during your stay. Cottages are supplied with pillows, mattress pads, blankets and/or comforters. Bath Towels are not provided. Beach Towels are not provided. Kitchens are supplied with glasses, dishes, pots/pans and a variety of cooking utensils. While these are full, functional kitchens, do not expect that they are gourmet kitchens. They are cottage-y, as in not always the newest appliances, dishes may not always match, etc. Highchairs, booster chairs, strollers and cribs are not provided. Paper/Cleaning Supplies: Beginning supplies are provided that include toilet paper, paper towels, dish soap, hand soap and garbage bags. This supply is only to get you by for the first couple of days and will not be replenished by management during the stay. ...moreless

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    Hideaway and Viking only-Basic over the air antenna channels- varies by cottage/reception, some combination of ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, PBS. Nook is DVD only (NO antenna channels)...moreless

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Tourist Attractions

Attractions

  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Beachcombing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View:

    Great view from Viking and Nook. Hideaway is set back in a more woodsy setting....moreless

  • Beachfront:

    Nice sandy beach-great for kids and pups to swim!...moreless

  • Lake View:

    Wonderful lake view from Viking & Nook; catch glimpses through the trees (and just a short walk) from the Hideaway...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The Surgeon Bay Ship Canal lighthouse is just a quarter of a mile down the beach and viewable from 2 of the cottages....moreless

  • Rural:

    10-15 minutes to the conveniences of Sturgeon Bay....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming

Dining

  • Dining Area

General

  • Fireplace:

    Viking only...moreless

  • Heating:

    4 season oil furnace in Hideaway, 3-4 season propane heater in Viking plus byo wood wood burning fireplace, 3 season- baseboard heaters +propane heater only in Nook...moreless

  • Linens Provided:

    One set of sheets per bed per week provided. Bring your own bath and beach towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Hideaway and Viking. Firefly cottage is studio style with a queen bed in the main room. ...moreless

  • Parking:

    2 vehicles per cottage...moreless

  • Parking Off Street

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    Full size in Hideaway & Viking. Efficiency size in Nook....moreless

  • Toaster

Outside

  • Lawn / Garden:

    We are located along the lake, at the edge of the woods....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    Each cottage has a charcoal grill....moreless

 

Reviews

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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Peak rate (small cottage only)
Jun 4 - Sep 2, 2016
6 night min stay
$110
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$110
$770

Additional information about rental rates

Fees:

  • per dog per night $15 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $200
  • per dog per 6/night stay $75 + tax
  • Pet Fee $75 + tax
  • Tax Rate 11%

Notes:

*Payment of deposit and/or final payment is an acknowledgement of receipt of provided rental terms & conditions and constitutes acceptance of such as outlined.

~Peak Rates: all dates Memorial weekend - Labor Day, weekends September - mid October & holiday weekends year-round

~Minimum 6 night stay (our "week") with Saturday arrival & Friday departure June - August

~Off-season rates and 2 night minimum stay at all other times

Rates:

Hideaway: *Peak: $950/6 night stay, $160/night *Off season: $810/6 night stay, $135/night

Viking: *Peak: $ 950/6 night stay, $160/night *Off season: $810/6 night stay, $135/night

Nook: *Peak: $625/6 night stay, $105/night *Off season: $535/6 night stay, $89/night.

~A Dog Fee of $75/6-night stay or $15/night to bring one dog or 2 small dogs (under 20 pounds) + tax. Double fee for 2 larger dogs (or one large and one small dog.)

~Rates subject to change and are locked in only after "Deposit How-To" email from owner.

~There is a required $200 security/damage deposit.

Reservation how-to, cancellation policy and refundable security/damage deposit policy and more information: Available by contacting owner when booking. See more info at https://sites.google.com/site/fireflycottages3/ and email fireflycottages@gmail.com

Reservation can be confirmed with receipt of a 50% deposit of the base rental amount and, **for 1st time guests, a photo ID**. Deposit may be made via PayPal (preferred) or check. The remaining 50% rental amount must be received at least 30 days prior to arrival date. If booking within 30 days, the full rental amount must be received in one payment. Email for detailed info & cancellation policy.


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Location

55 Miles
Nearest Airport
Green Bay
10 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Sturgeon Bay
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
Idlewild
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Sturgeon Bay
0.01 Miles
Nearest Beach
Right out your cottage door!

Car: Necessary

If you love the outdoors and enjoy activities like camping, our rustic cottages may be just for you! They were built in the '50s and have loads of character and many return guests. But even after cleaning you may find a little sand and an occasional bug, just like at home. Firefly Cottages are much more laid-back than a condo or hotel and over 95% of the guests enjoy their time immensely. But for the 5% who think they're getting a modern 21st century villa, these family style cabins may not be the place for you. We do boast a high recommendation and returning guest rate.

Bring your adventurous spirit and explore Door County with a home base of the finest beaches Door County offers.

Don’t forget your suit and towel!

If you're looking for a romantic escape that includes sipping wine on the beach, listening to the still of the night and moonlit walks at the water's edge..or you'd like to recreate those childhood memories with your family without the intrusion of internet, cable or clocks, this is the place for you! Enjoy fishing, campfires, movie nights & fireflies.

Our cottages are perfect to escape the hustle & bustle!

And we're good-dog friendly!

 

Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: My fiance and I along with our 4 girls live in Green Bay and are never more than a phone call away if you need anything. We are pet lovers and you are invited to bring your well behaved (at least 1 year old) dog along for your stay. I truly love sharing this beautiful place.. seeing families and friends make memories. Just the other day, a letter in the guest book made me cry happy tears :)

Why the Owner Chose Sturgeon Bay, WI, USA:
These cottages are a part of me. My grandfather and his siblings acquired much of the property along this stretch of Lake Michigan in the 40's- way before it was a tourist-y area. They built family cottages as a getaway from their busy lives in Milwaukee. My parents took over the rentals from my grandpa before I was born..so I grew up building sandcastles on this beach and having slumber parties in these cottages. When my dad fell ill in 1999 I moved home to help take care of him and to oversee the rentals (known as Johnson's Cottages). Later that year, after his passing, I moved home for good and have been running them as Firefly Cottages ever since.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
The walk down to the beach is meadow-y, leading to the shore. The-sandy bottomed water, with a gentle slope, is perfect for swimming. The cottage road is one lane and has very little traffic-perfect for walking and biking. Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Nature Preserve is right up the road near the lighthouse and is a gorgeous place to hike!


Contact us

Speaks: english
 

Photos

  • The Sturgeon Bay ship canal is about a 1/4 mile up the beach.

    The Sturgeon Bay ship canal is about a 1/4 mile up the beach.

  • Viking Living Area, Loft

    Viking Living Area, Loft

  • Viking Kitchen

    Viking Kitchen

  • View from Viking Loft

    View from Viking Loft

  • The Nook sleeps 2 (+ 2 max )

    The Nook sleeps 2 (+ 2 max )

  • 3/4 Nook Bath

    3/4 Nook Bath

  • Hideaway Cottage, main room &amp; curtained off queen sleeping area

    Hideaway Cottage, main room & curtained off queen sleeping area

  • Hideaway, curtained off double sleeping area (walk-thru from 2 twin bdrm)

    Hideaway, curtained off double sleeping area (walk-thru from 2 twin bdrm)

  • Hideaway, curtained off (from main rm) queen sleeping area

    Hideaway, curtained off (from main rm) queen sleeping area

  • The Hideaway Cottage

    The Hideaway Cottage

  • Starry Night View from the Beach

    Starry Night View from the Beach

  • Path to the water 2015

    Path to the water 2015

  • Viking Cottage

    Viking Cottage

  • Viking Downstairs

    Viking Downstairs

  • Viking Downstairs Bedroom

    Viking Downstairs Bedroom

  • Viking Loft-2 doubles

    Viking Loft-2 doubles

  • The Nook (fka The Firefly) Kitchen

    The Nook (fka The Firefly) Kitchen

  • The Nook (fka The Firefly Cottage)

    The Nook (fka The Firefly Cottage)

  • Hideaway Cottage double curtained off sleeping area (walk-through to 2 twin rm)

    Hideaway Cottage double curtained off sleeping area (walk-through to 2 twin rm)

  • Hideaway, living area, sm galley kitchen

    Hideaway, living area, sm galley kitchen

  • Hideaway, 2 twins bedroom

    Hideaway, 2 twins bedroom

  • Gradual slope, sandy bottom water, great for swimming!

    Gradual slope, sandy bottom water, great for swimming!

  • The Beach 2014

    The Beach 2014

  • Beach Autumn 2015

    Beach Autumn 2015

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This listing was first published here in 2012.

Date last modified - Thursday, July 28, 2016

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